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The Origin and Development of Psychoanalysis

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Sigmund Freud


A series of lectures given in the USA by Freud in German, later translated into English - Summary by Peter Tucker

Rainer Maria Rilke: Poems

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Rainer Maria Rilke


A selection of poems by this renowned German poet. - Summary by Peter Tucker

Poems 1817

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John Keats


Early poems of this famous English lyric poet, in which he openly expresses indebtedness to, and reverence for, his poetic predecessors, esp…

The Fortune of the Rougons

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Émile Zola


The Fortune of the Rougons (French: La Fortune des Rougon), originally published in 1871, is the first novel in Émile Zola's monument…

Là-bas

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Joris-Karl Huysmans


The plot of Là-Bas concerns the novelist Durtal, who is disgusted by the emptiness and vulgarity of the modern world. He seeks relief…

Bible (KJV) 18: Job (version 2)

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King James Version


Job was a prosperous landowner who encountered a series of misfortunes, leading him to question himself and his relation to his God. A gran…

A Voyage to the Moon

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Cyrano De Bergerac


This is an edition by Professor Curtis Page of the Lovell translation of a seminal work of science fiction by Cyrano de Bergerac. Arguably …

The Lay of the Last Minstrel

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Sir Walter Scott


An aging minstrel seeks who hospitality at Newark Castle and in recompense tells a tale of a sixteenth-century Border feud. In the poem, Lad…

Evolution Creatrice

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Henri Bergson


Creative Evolution (French: L'Évolution créatrice) is a 1907 book by French philosopher Henri Bergson. Its English translation…

The Story of Rimini

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Leigh Hunt


A long poem telling the tragic story of Francesca da Rimini, the duped and adulterous bride, inspired by the character in Dante's Inferno. P…

Childe Harold's Pilgrimage

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George Gordon, Lord Byron


Childe Harold's Pilgrimage is a lengthy narrative poem in four parts written by Lord Byron. It was published between 1812 and 1818 and is de…

Marmion: A Tale of Flodden Field

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Sir Walter Scott


Marmion is an epic poem in six cantos, written in emulation of the ancient Scottish minstrel style which was of such great interest to Scott…

Madame Chrysantheme

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Pierre Loti


Pierre Loti (a nom de plume) was for many years an officer in the French Navy, giving him the opportunity to sample and analyze different na…

The Wild Swans at Coole (Version 2)

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William Butler Yeats


A collection of poems from the mid-career of this renowned Irish poet, the title poem referring to the estate of his friend and mentor, Lady…

A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge (Version 2)

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George Berkeley


A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge (commonly called Treatise when referring to Berkeley's works) is a 1710 work, in Eng…

Lourdes

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Émile Zola


This book describes a five day national pilgrimage to the holy shrine of Lourdes, where miracle cures are hoped for. The central character i…

The Poetical Works of John Dryden, Volume 1

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John Dryden


The first of two volumes of collected poetry by this revered and highly influential English restoration poet and playwright. The poems, many…

En Route

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Joris-Karl Huysmans


The second book by Huysmans concerning the religious development of the novelist Durtal, who in the first book ("La-bas") experien…

The Cathedral

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Joris-Karl Huysmans


It is the third of Huysmans' books to feature the character Durtal, a thinly disguised portrait of the author. He had already featured the c…

068 - Paradiso I

In The Divine Comedy (version 2 Dramatic Reading)

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Dante Alighieri


The Divine Comedy (in Italian, Divina Commedia, or just La commedia or Comedia) is an epic poem written by Dante Alighieri in the first deca…

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